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07 Dec. 2011 Caymans’ master funds will now have to register with authority [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Following several months of consultation with industry and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), the Mutual Funds (Amendment) Bill 2011 was passed by the legislature on 5 December 2011, according to the
07 Dec. 2011 GlobeOp appoints Eamonn Greaves as global head of Business Development [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – GlobeOp Financial Services has appointed Eamonn Greaves as head of business development. Greaves reports to Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, and is based in the company’s New York City headquarters. Greaves is a managing director at GlobeOp and previously
07 Dec. 2011 Lyxor A.M. to help CalSTRS develop its global macro hedge fund strategy

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Opalesque Industry Update – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced the selection of Lyxor Asset Management as its advisor in the development of a new global macro hedge fund strategy. The selection of Lyxor concludes a 15-month selection process for a con

07 Dec. 2011 More than half of women in alternative investments plan to launch a new fund in next 18 months - survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – New Research from Rothstein Kass / 85 Broads provides investment and operational insights, examines impact of gender on core business functions Rothstein Kass (www.rkco.com), a leading professional se
06 Dec. 2011 Galbraith Capital lists its Global Strategies Fund on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace [more]
Galbraith Capital has listed its Global Strategies Fund on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM). Pairing state-of-the-art technology with daily independent pricing and reconciliation of portfolio information, advanced analytics, risk reporting and monitoring and a rigorous ongoing background inv
06 Dec. 2011 Cayman 8 points ahead of Guernsey in Banker magazine's International Financial Centre survey [more]
A survey by The Banker magazine shows that the Cayman Islands can hold their own against international standards relating to service or regulation. For the third time in a row, The Banker magazine's 2011 International Financial Centre (IFC) survey has awarded the top spot to the Cayman Islan
06 Dec. 2011 100 Women in Hedge Funds announces 2012 executive committee transition and new board appointments [more]
100 Women in Hedge Funds has elected its new Global Association and London Executive Committees, as well as new Board members. Mimi Drake, President of Permit Capital Advisors, will serve as the chair and Sandra Urie, Chairman and CEO of Cambridge Associates, will serve as vice chair. The London
06 Dec. 2011 U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC launches exchange traded funds service, ETF-Fusion [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC has announced the launch of its Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) service called ETF-FusionTM. With ETF-Fusion, USBFS is now able to serve investment managers sponsoring either existing or startup ETF products, with consulting support includin
06 Dec. 2011 PerTrac offers hedge fund administrators cloud-based reporting service [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - PerTrac, the world’s leading provider of hedge fund data and analytics software, today announced a new service that offers hedge fund administrators the ability to deliver performance tear sheets to their hedge fund clients, including how well the funds performed relative
06 Dec. 2011 Systematic Alpha joins AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Systematic Alpha Futures program, managed by the New York-based CTA Systematic Alpha Management (SAM), has been listed on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, the fastest growing hedge fund marketplace in the U.S. AlphaMetrix offers investors the option of allocating
06 Dec. 2011 IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index down -1.25% in November (+6.54% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes. Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of
05 Dec. 2011 Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index down 0.95% in November (-7.03% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index was down 0.95% in November as a majority of component strategies declined. The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index provides the benefit of daily published index values which enable investors to track
05 Dec. 2011 J.P. Morgan expands prime custody service to hedge fund clients [more]
Opalesque Industry Update: Less than a week after signifying that its banking division would cancel its hedge fund accounts, J.P. Morgan Chase has announced it is planning to expand its prime custody service to hedge fund clients of its European Prime Brokerage business using a fully integrated plat
05 Dec. 2011 Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index down -0.39% in November (-0.97% YTD) [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Index was down 0.39% in November according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse. Dr. Drachman noted, “The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index (“CSLAB”), which aims to reflect the perform
02 Dec. 2011 PwC’s 2011 global economic crime survey shows 13% rise in fraud since last year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Accountancy and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has seen a 13% rise in fraud since its last survey and organisations see more fraud ahead. In today's technology driven environment, cybercrime is emerging as a serious threat to organisations. Below are so
01 Dec. 2011 SunGard's PCA identifies factors that are typically responsible for driving commodities price variance [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Building a Multi-Asset Class Risk Model: The Commodities Example − Correlation is the Key In a poll conducted last year by Barclays Capital, nearly two thirds of institutional investors indicated a desire to increase their exposure to commodities throug
30 Nov. 2011 42% of hedge fund managers see potential for default or restructure by Italy and Spain in Aksia global survey [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - A survey of the world’s leading hedge funds published today by independent hedge fund research and advisory firm Aksia, reveals 42% of hedge fund managers see potential for a default or restructure by Italy and Spain. Conducted over recent weeks, the survey of 125 inst
30 Nov. 2011 SEI lists what managers face when launching alternative investment strategies in regulated mutual fund or UCITS format [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SEI released their latest paper entitled Regulated Alternative Funds: The New Conventional, which evaluates the opportunities and challenges managers face when launching and distributing alternative investment strategies in a registered mutual fund or UCITS format.
30 Nov. 2011 Parker FX Index down -1.33% for the month of October, top performer up +4.36% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Parker FX Index is reporting a -1.33% return for the month of October. Fiftyfour programs in the Index reported October results, of which eighteen reported positive results and thirty-six incurred losses. On a risk-adjusted basis, the Index was down -0.57% in October.
29 Nov. 2011 SunGard launches Asset Arena Manager [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - SunGard has launched Asset Arena Manager, an integrated investment management solution that provides front-to-middle office support to buy-side investment management firms. An integrated component of the Asset Arena suite that supports the entire trade lifecycle for asse
28 Nov. 2011 An alternative form of investing in the theatre is launched with The Theatre Fund [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Theatre Fund, a new alternative to the traditional theatre investment model, will launch in November 2011. Advised by Act Productions Limited, an established leading theatre producer, The Theatre Fund will give individual investors the opportunity to participate in t
28 Nov. 2011 Hong Kong approves Carl Huttenlocher’s hedge fund license [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission on Sunday approved the license of Carl Huttenlocher, former Asia head of JPMorgan Chase & Co's Highbridge Capital, to operate a hedge fund. According to a
25 Nov. 2011 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Geneva gala raises CHF380,000 for charity [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") held its 10th Anniversary Geneva Gala last night at the Grand Hotel Kempinski, raising CHF 380,000 for Coeurs Pour Tous (Hearts For All) Operation Vietnam Project. The evening, attended by 220 members and leaders acros
23 Nov. 2011 Custom House named best Malta fund administrator for second time in ICFA Awards [more]
Opalesque Industry Update – Custom House Global Fund Services (CHGFS), a leading independent administrator specializing in alternative investment funds, was last night named ‘Fund Administrator of the Year: Malta’ at the 2011 International Custody & Fund Administration (ICFA) magazine awards in Lond
22 Nov. 2011 MF Global liquidation presents unprecedented test of US bankruptcy regime for dually registered brokers [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The collapse of MF Global is proving significant for reasons other than its being one of the ten largest bankruptcies in U.S. history, according to attorneys at Teigland-Hunt LLP. In a client alert (attached) the law firm says liquidation of MF Global will require the u

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